At Last… An Adult [TPT10]

Fghsjdskskghfhjdsk I LOVE that song.

Anyways, today is the last post of this series *sniffle, sniffle* Anyone have requests or ideas for some physics-y stuff?? I’m at a loss, really… Put suggestions and requests in the comments down below!

Regarding the title- it’s got two meanings. One, because this series is over and it just seems like, grown up and mature. Do I make sense? And second, we’re handling Group 18 today- so y’know, 18, adults, blah blah blah.

And now, without further ado, we shall do chemistry. I’m gonna miss this series.


#1: Introductions!

The Group 18 elements are called Noble Gases. “Why noble?”, you say. “What’s so princely about them?”

Allow me!

The Noble Gases are really, really unreactive. They literally do not react with anything. Their chill is infinite. Hence, they’re “noble” because they don’t show any outward response even when “provoked”. They’re dignified and composed, the way the nobility tend to be. [If we’re talking along those lines, shouldn’t the alkali-earth metals be called the Ignoble Metals? Food for thought…]

HOWEVER, just like the nobility, they can be conveniently yeeted off their high horse. In other words, the noble gases do react with a select few elements- it’s just very, very rare. If this were an English blog [I do have one], I would say- “The Noble Gases are being compared to nobility and royalty without using the words like or as. Hence, this is a metaphor!”

Whatever. Let’s move on.

#2- Treeeeeeends:

Well, it’s been properly established that the Noble Gases are g e n e r a l l y unreactive. But, even then- what’s the most reactive element from this group?? [I felt incredibly stupid typing that out. Just so you know…] The answer to that is xenon! It has the most oxidation states, and is the only electronegative element in this entire group. This means that in any reaction, none of these elements [except xenon] will form negatively charged ions!

Enough about xenon- what about the others? What are their properties? Well, boiling points increases down the group- and along with it, densities.

Here’s a table:

Density in (g/L) at room temperature0.160.831.633.435.379.07
Varying densities!! The positive correlation is clear.

Another property is that these gases glow different colors when electricity is passed through them!! That’s why neon is filled into light-up signs. It can be mixed with other substances to make different colors! Not to mention, xenon is pumped into [SOME] headlamps to provide a good, clear bluish light.

#3- Let’s Discuss: Oganesson!

Okay, before we begin- MAJOR thanks to Greg Dennison@Don’t Let The Days Go By. He informed me about this lovely element a few days ago on one of my posts, and I thought I’d talk about it a little bit more!!

Anyways- oganesson has the highest atomic mass we’ve ever encountered… In other words, oganesson is h e a v y. It falls under the Group 18 elements- and it isn’t natural. Like moscovium, it was synthesised in Dubna, Russia and named after the scientist Yuri Oganessian who contributed hugely to its creation!! Scientists predict that oganesson will be significantly reactive and solid- unlike the others in its group. It’s very difficult to be sure, because oganesson is HIGHLY reactive and only a few atoms of it have been synthesized and detected.

Well, that’s it!! That’s the end of this loooong chem series… I hope you liked it ;D

Let’s talk in the comments!!

stay sticky,

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18 thoughts on “At Last… An Adult [TPT10]

  1. Aww, this is the end of such a cool series! You sure know how to make Chemistry fun and cool! ❤❤

    As for the physics post………how about something related to optics? Like whatever you’re currently studying under that topic

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    1. Thank you so very much, SS!! That’s a huge compliment awwww 🥺
      Hmm, we’re doing work and energy right now, so I’m not sure how to blog about that- but it’s a good idea!! I’ll think on it. Thanks fir that!!

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  2. Yay, oganesson!

    Honestly, I have to admit I was a little disappointed when I found out that the really heavy synthetic elements might not behave like the ones in their column on the periodic table… it’s like, wait, no, group 18 are the gases, so oganesson is SUPPOSED to be some kind of creepy super-heavy super-dangerous radioactive gas… but, oh well, I can’t control nature. (Although I think I read somewhere that copernicium might be a liquid like mercury above it… that would be interesting.)

    A physics related series… I’m not sure if I can think of anything that fits nicely into groups like the elements… physics is such a broad subject too, you’ve got mechanics, optics, electricity and magnetism, so many different things that fall under physics. Hmm… I like that idea above to blog about whatever you’re studying; that way you can provide stuff to read while you’re being productive for school as well.

    If I could choose any science-y topic, I would vote for a series about planets and moons or stars. That would be cool. That’s always fun to read about.

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    1. YES SAME. It’s slightly annoying, honestly. It’s like, Aaaaah nO, b e t r a y a l
      That does seem interesting indeed!!
      It doesn’t necessarily have to be a series, but moons and stars sounds good!! I’ll give it a shot, see if it works out. Thanks so much, Greg!!

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      1. According to the featured article on Wikipedia today, today is the 40th anniversary of the first Space Shuttle flight… Nothing to do with this post, just something awesome about science

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